Campana Brothers, Yayoi Kusama, Pae White Bring Installations to Australia
Humberto and Fernando Campana of São Paulo, Brazil; Yayoi Kusama of Tokyo; and Pae White of Los Angeles. All have headed to Melbourne, Australia—in the form of large commissioned installations appearing in the National Gallery of Victoria’s inaugural “NGV Triennial,” on view through April 15. “We had the sense there was much to explore in presenting contemporary art and design from around the world,” senior curator for contemporary art Simon Maidment says.
It took Maidment four years to bring together pieces by more than 100 artists and designers from 32 countries. Much of the work had never before been seen anywhere in Australia. The 1,700-square-foot installation contributed by White, who was among those new to the country, was inspired by the logos of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Her interpretation, Maidment adds, “distorts the viewer’s experience of space simply but very effectively.”